With his long white hair, and gleaming smile, Michael Costiff, celebrated the launch of his memoir "Michael and Gerlinde's World" last week at BookMarc, here in NYC. The book is a collection of scrap books and diary entries kept by Michael and his late wife Gerlinde, dating back from the 70's.
The couple was once described by Vanity Fair as 'London's Undisputed King and Queen of Urban Chic', a title that is easily proven throughout the pages of the memoir. Costiff has notably modeled for Comme Des Garcons and Martin Margiela in the past. As well as surrounding himself with an impressive group of friends such as Vivienne Westwood, Pam Hogg, and Boy George.
The party itself felt more like a high school reunion then a book signing, as many of Michael's impeccably dressed old friends such as Susanne Bartsch, Kenny Kenny, and Hamish Bowles were present. It was great to finally meet Michael and spend some time with him while he was in New York, as Susanne has spoken so highly of him in the past. The book is an amazing source of nightlife history and inspiration, so make sure you pickup a copy for yourself. Congratulations Michael!
|Hamish Bowles and Michael Costiff|
|Jarrett Edward and Zac Weiss|
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